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Pakistan Braces for More Floods as Death Toll Crosses 1,500

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A woman carries a pot to fill drinking water in Umerkot district in Sindh province on Sept. 10. 
A woman carries a pot to fill drinking water in Umerkot district in Sindh province on Sept. 10. Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg
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Pakistan is facing the risk of fresh floods and more deaths, after unusually severe torrential downpours triggered by climate change submerged a third of the country and killed more than 1,500 people.      

Although waters have started receding in some areas, authorities are worried heavy rains in parts of neighboring India could swell key rivers in Pakistan. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has advised that people be evacuated from some areas of Pakistan to avoid further loss of property and lives.